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Samsung DVD VR357

alaTest has collected and analyzed 133 reviews of Samsung DVD VR357. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price. The usability also gets good comments. Some have doubts about the size and design. There are some mixed opinions about the image quality.

usability, price

reliability, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Samsung DVD VR357 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 129 user reviews of Samsung DVD VR357 from The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Reviewers really like the price and usability, but there are some mixed opinions about the image quality. There are some less positive comments about the size and design.

usability, price

reliability, design, size

60% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung DVD-VR357 Tunerless DVD Recorder and VCR Combo

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: DDG (

An excellent player for the money.


If you're in the market for a DVD/VHS combo recorder look no further than VR-357 from Samsung. It's affordable, looks slick, and records to virtually all DVD formats including dual-layer and DVD-RAM. I'm running an HDMI cable straight to my LCD...

Records to DVD and VHS formats (including DVD-RAM and +/-R DL). Nice design; supports AnyNET feature. No problems with DVD or VHS playback. Supports HDMI

Might be hard to find these days

Apr, 2008

Consumer review by: Specter (

Great Player


burn data discs using an ISO format and it will read all the discs properly. to solve the AVI 1.0 and Multipart OpenDML issue just run the files through VituralDub MOD choose direct stream copy for video and it should clean up the AVI for you in less...

compatible with DVD-/+R, DVD-/+R DL, DVD-/+R RW, CD-R CD-RW ; can play divx, xvid files, DVD recorder, VCR. 1 touch dubbing both ways works fine: VCR>DVD and DVD>VCR, don't expect DVD quality when dubbing from VCR to DVD ; Can play avi files...

No TV turner, but im sure you know that before you brought it (i have cable so i don't need it anyway) ; cannot read the UDF disc format (cannot recognize the disc, it will just spit it back out) ; cannot properly play AVI 1.0 files (blur/ghosting) ;...

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: Pirich (

Upconverting Recording Center [Update 5/08/08]


The Samsung DVD-VR357 DVD Recorder/ VCR Combo is, simply put, a general purpose recording center for use with a cable converter box. No more, and no less. In support of this role, Samsung has done a good job of making a complex machine relatively ...

Compact multi-function machine, good up-conversion image, DVD-RW format compatible with Sony Portable Players.

No independent tuner, blocky DVD image compression, may not support DVI.

Sep, 2007

Consumer review by: myopinions2007 (

Appeared to have recorded but did not


Plays dvd easily with good quality picture and sound.

Not recording "over the air" HD programs.

May, 2007

Product Specifications

This versatile unit plays both DVD discs and VHS tapes, delivering crisp pictures and high-quality sound. Samsung's DVD-VR357 includes a 4-head Hi-Fi VCR with the added visual clarity of Progressive scan output.

Cassette System

Type: None

CD Recorder

Device Type: None

CD System

Device Type: None

Combined Device

Type:DVD recorder/ VCR combo

Digital Player (Recorder)

Device Type: None

Dimensions & Weight



Type:DVD recorder


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung DVD

MD System

Type: None


Device Type: None


Television Type: None


Device Type:VCR
Media Type:VHS